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Jan 31, 2024 at 03:40 PM CST
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How can a load board show thousands and thousands of loads listed to haul but yet there is still no loads to haul.

Replied on Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 07:05 AM CST
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Perhaps they are backhaul decoys used to entice carriers into taking a lower rate on out bound loads?
Replied on Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 07:05 AM CST
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Good Question Brother — Just paid my $500 renewal too !!
Replied on Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 08:38 AM CST

Possibly poor housekeeping from those posting or a decoy as stated.

Replied on Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 04:22 PM CST

We hauled lots of beef tallow loads from West TX and Southwest Kansas years ago to Houston ,TX area . what happened to all that tallow ? , did the rail get it are closer biofuel plants ?

Replied on Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 08:35 PM CST
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Lots of double brokering and many brokers all share the same load and all have a different rate on the same load of course.
Replied on Fri, Feb 02, 2024 at 05:53 AM CST
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Can you name another load board that serves the bulk community as well as this one?
Replied on Fri, Feb 02, 2024 at 05:53 AM CST
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Half the posted loads when you call them are "already covered". Especially after you shoot them a decent rate.

Replied on Fri, Feb 02, 2024 at 08:37 AM CST
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Beware of the ones that post every load they have .
Replied on Sat, Feb 03, 2024 at 12:04 PM CST
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Curt, this is what I've brought up a few times, but bulkloads like to use the 1000s of loads for advertising purposes, except it's really only around 25% of that number due to the loads being double, triple, or quadruple brokered. This is why they need to require the rate to be posted on the load. Then we would see a true number of loads. Since no one is going to make the same move for less money
Replied on Mon, Feb 05, 2024 at 06:57 AM CST
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Quote: "Curt, this is what I've brought up a few times, but bulkloads like to use the 1000s of loads for advertising purposes, except it's really only around 25% of that number due to the loads being double, triple, or quadruple brokered. This is why they need to require the rate to be posted on the load. Then we would see a true number of loads. Since no one is going to make the same move for less money"

I think all rates should be posted regardless
Replied on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 11:32 AM CST
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Quote: "I think all rates should be posted regardless"

I agree. All rates should be posted. Brokers and carriers. Everyone's but mine.

Replied on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 11:32 AM CST
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On a side note the media says the economy has never been better, inflation is down and there is a major shortage of truckers holding back the supply chain.
Replied on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 01:31 PM CST
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Quote: "On a side note the media says the economy has never been better, inflation is down and there is a major shortage of truckers holding back the supply chain."

😆😆😆😁😁 good one!

Replied on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 07:48 PM CST
Quote: "On a side note the media says the economy has never been better, inflation is down and there is a major shortage of truckers holding back the supply chain."

Is that on planet Earth?

Replied on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 07:48 PM CST
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Is there any legitimate argument against Bulkloads making it mandatory to post a rate on the posting? Some of us have been talking about this for years and it’s like BL doesn’t even notice? It seems to me like it would be the easy thing to do for BL but you nearly have to wonder which side they are on….🤨 why don’t they?
Replied on Thu, Feb 08, 2024 at 06:56 AM CST
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Id like to see mandatory commodity disclosure. How times do I have to email/call on loads that are something meant for an end dump or walking floor and I'm certainly not loading it in a food/feed grade hopper. (Glass, rocks, tires, scrap ect.) Just trying to sucker a hopper in because they'll do it cheaper...
Replied on Thu, Feb 08, 2024 at 06:57 AM CST
Quote: "Is there any legitimate argument against Bulkloads making it mandatory to post a rate on the posting? Some of us have been talking about this for years and it’s like BL doesn’t even notice? It seems to me like it would be the easy thing to do for BL but you nearly have to wonder which side they are on….🤨 why don’t they?"

I feel for bulkloads a little bit on this topic because they are a service for the broker as well as the trucker and I'm sure the brokers are on the other side of the fence so you can't please both sides. That being said if your a good broker with good customers that have loads at a reasonable rate there is no reason why they wouldn't want to show that rate IMO. And it also would make the driver and brokers life easier not having to communicate back and forth just to see what the rate is. But I think a big problem on here is double brokering, as people above had said, and people posting loads that they don't actually have "just to get quotes"
Replied on Thu, Feb 08, 2024 at 07:29 AM CST

Well I suppose youcould post what rate you'll haul for per mile, perhaps that's one solution.

Replied on Fri, Feb 09, 2024 at 09:44 AM CST

The load?

https://www.overdriveonline.com/channel-19/article/15663818/moving-nitroglycerin-in-totes-for-169mile-sure-broker-says?ust_id=b788217368e1204d4f59cf02ae6abc7f49dce091&oly_enc_id=8620E4676390E1M

Replied on Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 08:26 AM CST
Quote: "I think all rates should be posted regardless"

I agree 100%

Replied on Tue, Feb 20, 2024 at 07:07 AM CST
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Quote: "I think all rates should be posted regardless"

Maybe not the rate... we can all understand why they dont post rates, but at least the commodity should be listed. Or a description of the commodity. Not just trailers, most brokers list too many trailers. We all know what their doing
Replied on Wed, Feb 21, 2024 at 07:13 AM CST
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Quote: "Is that on planet Earth? "

No, just CNN & CNBC..🤦‍♂️😂😂

Replied on Wed, Feb 21, 2024 at 07:14 AM CST
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Quote: "On a side note the media says the economy has never been better, inflation is down and there is a major shortage of truckers holding back the supply chain."

Dave, you're watching the wrong channel. You gotta get away from CNN & MSMBC.😂😂